The price and positive reviews were convincing enough to order the product, not to mention it is Amazon Fulfilled. I hadn't placed much expectation on quality, but needless to say, like anyone else would hope for, a weighing scale has to do its job of weighing. Unfortunately, this basic and crucial requirement couldn't be met, considering the scale was stuck at zeros no matter how many times attempts I made, initially using common sense, and eventually even resorting to following the exceptionally poor instruction manual (basically a smattering of downright bad English sentences printed on a palmsize paper). While one cannot take issue with the good reviews, assuming they're written by more fortunate buyers, my experience certainly warranties nothing upward of a single star, specially considering the inspiring factors that led me to buy the product. Really hope prospective buyers have better luck than mine.
The scale works but it is not 100% accurate. The very first thing I measured was a 2gram coin which should show 2.00g but this scale showed me 2.05g. A small 2.5% error but not something you expect from a brand new product. The scale is not cheap either so it certainly isn't the best option for those who need ACCURACY.
What you need from this machine is accuracy and that is what I'm getting.
I bought a gold ring from a renowned jeweller and then weighed it afterwards at home, and the weight came out to be same as told. Similarly I had an old ring which I wanted to sell. I weighed it at home first and when I went to jeweller to sell, it came out to be exact same!
What more can you ask in this price range. More than happy.
I bought this for Rs 248 and I would say it works well for this money. the accuracy is very good, eat least for now. Not sure if the accuracy will degrade with time. I measured some ornaments for which I know the weight and they were within 0.05g accuracy. Very easy to use and handy too. I saw some of the other expensive ones too but my need was to have an approx idea of the items so it works well for my use.
This pocket scale arrived within a day (thanks to Amazon) and came with 2 AAA batteries. It works flawlessly but beware of using it with liquids which could spoil the internal wiring and damage it. I had a similar item previously which was damaged by a drop of water. So, caution is needed.
Updated review: The "Tare" button stopped working well after a month.